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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 62 home runs 4 games to go HoWd they do that A look inside Universal Studios Page Cl The Outlook Partly sunny and pleasant High near 71 low near 47 Page D6 Watsons Market Fall colors equal sales for Grafton store Page Dl Vol 164 No 258 50 cents Thursday September Hitandrun investigation is under way Attorney identified as driver By DONNA Telegraph staff writer CARLINVILLE An assistant states attorney in Macoupin County who has been identified as the driver involved in a hitandrun accident in Carlinville last week remains on the job county officials said Wednesday No charges have been filed against Brent Cain of Carlinville pending an inves tigation by the Illinois Attorney Generals Office That investigation has just begun and officials with the Attorney Generals Office declined to comment about it Cain was identified by investigators as the driver of the bronzecolored vehicle that struck and injured Valerie Lovelace 18 of Carlinville at on Sept 22 Lovelace was walk ing along South Plum Street when she was struck from behind by a southbound vehi cle that did not stop The accident occurred just south of the intersection of Plum and Mulberry streets police said They said Lovelace was walking near the curb with two other girls her friends Police later said Lovelace was colored clothing and walk ing along a dimly lit Lovelace was treated at Springfield Memorial Hospital and released Police had been searching for the driver of the vehicle when they recovered the right hand passenger side mirror See HITANDRUN Page A7 Garage on the move The SMITH Workers haul off sections of a garage from a house being demolished Wednesday on the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton which will make way for a new drivethrough facility for the Bank of Carrollton next door The bank turned over the garage to Rick Goldman of Alton who is erecting it on his property in the country Summer ozone levels were skyhigh By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer The Metro Easts record breaking ozone summer has past but Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials are asking residents to start forming air friendly habits Bob Swinford Illinois EPA air quality supervisor said Jerseyville Alton and Wood River set peak ozone levels beginning the second half of July and escalating through Labor Day weekend Although the source of the smog hovering over these cdinrriunities actually came largely from East St Louis industrial emissions Swinford said prevailing weather patterns sent the pol luted air north and to a stop ping point above these cities Smog is photochemical It is not admitted directly from any one Swinford said And that whole process takes time What was hap pening to Jerseyville Alton and Wood River involved solar energy high tempera tures and winds blowing put of the south that carried emissions from the main source and distributed them In the same manner Swinford said emissions gen erated out of Wood River and Hartford may have under these weather conditions car ried emissions to communi ties north of the River Bend and caused smog to form in these areas too Dieselpowered vehicles do not cause smog but they do generate particulate matter that appears to motorists as black smoke emitting from a trucks exhaust pipes Illinois EPA air bureau spokes woman Julie Neposchlan said smog is spread by gasoline fueled vehicles Emissions from gasoline powered vehicles cook in the sun and the heat to form Neposchlan said About half of the emissions that form ozone in the Metro East area come from indus try The majority of the remainder comes from motor The BADMAN Black smoke billows from the smokestack of a rockfilled truck as it accelerates on College Avenue in Alton near the Homer Adams Parkway Large trucks and buses which make up only percent of all vehicles produce 26 percent of smogcausing nitrogen oxide Keeping a car wellmain tained she said is a common practice that can help reduce ozone emissions Choosing waterbased paint products instead of oil based is another way resi dents can practice creating an airfriendly Neposchlan said Conserving energy helps too because then the power plants loads are less and fewer emissions are pro duced Hopefully during this nonozone period of the year we can practice forming habits that prove valuable in maintaining better air quality when summer rolls around No E coli at Bev Farm state health officials say By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY State health officialssay union allegations are untrue that a Beverly Farm Foundation resident recently suffered from an E coli infection The resident in question however did contract a seri ous bacterial infection at the beginning of August and now suffers from aspiration pneu monia said Tom Schafer spokesman for the Illinois Department of Public Health The woman has been hospi talized since Sept 19 he said It wasnt E coli at all the person is in the hospital and not at the Schafer said On Sept 22 the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31 released a letter to the media that Henry Bayer the unions executive director had written to IDPH Director Dr John Lumpkin The letter said the union was informed thati a resident had contracted E coli there was a possible risk to staff and others if there was an out break of the infection the patient had been released from the hospital to the home for developmentally disabled adults only if she is isolated from other residents and a See E COLI Page A7 Police nab students to help with problems By CURTISS A HARTLEY For The Telegraph COLLINSVILLE T About 30 high school juniors were brought to the Illinois State Police District 11 headquar ters in Collinsville by local police Wednesday not because they were in trouble but because of their leadership potential The purpose of the gather ing was to get youth involved in youth problems said Capt Diana Sievers commander of District 11 The youths were hand picked by officials at their schools to participate in a new Youth Council sponsored by the State Police Their task is to be a catalyst to help solve problems in their own commu nities Its a brandnew program for Sievers said Its part of our community policing efforts in the District 11 covers five coun ties in Illinois Bond Monroe Clinton St Clair and Madison What we have come to realize is that the youth really know a lot and we need to use Sievers said We See STUDENTS Page A7 Good Morning Area Bulletin Nation Anderson Blumer Gardner Greer Kehnast Reid Rice Riley Rogers Ruehrup Suhre Westnedge Zumwalt v v J v r 1L   

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